We are Jessica, Kenny and Holt Miller, the artists, arborists, educators, adventurers and guides behind Earth Artisan & Outfitter.

We are Jessica, Kenny and Holt Miller; the artists, arborists, educators, adventurers and guides behind Earth Artisan & Outfitter. Our small family operated business came to fruition in 2013. Over the past decade we’ve enjoyed sharing the journey with you as we weave the intricacies of day to day living at home and in the wild. Home is between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We bring a bit of the wild with us, and find more everywhere we roam, being semi-nomadic, exploring as much as possible, which leads to very simple seasonal hours in the shop as we balance the best of all worlds and then bring it back home to you.

Kenny is an ISA Certified Arborist and plant healthcare specialist, working in the field for over 25 years. He is also a professional fly-fishing guide. He enjoys working in his woodshop creating beautifully crafted functional goods, getting out on the water, and helping our son’s lacrosse team. In the shop he’s a wealth of knowledge, happy to guide you to great places to explore or best practices to care for the land.

I am an artist and art educator with a BS in Art Education and MA in Humanities. I’m a lifelong learner and creator, curious about life outside. In my first life I spent nearly 20 years teaching art to children. Now, I focus upon my own art, lead adult art enrichment workshops and nature journaling excursions, engage with customers in our shop and advocate for Life Wild & Free. As an artist on the trail, I carefully craft my visual masterpieces to celebrate the essence of nature. Along with my cameras, my favorite backpack mediums are soft pastel and watercolor, which are lightweight and capture details, light and color quickly as I’m hiking and exploring. In my studio I love experimenting with mixed media, combining beeswax with oils and acrylics on larger pieces.

Together with our young son, Holt, we travel the country, hiking, fishing, exploring, documenting and connecting to the bigger picture. It’s been an adventure raising our son in this wide, wild world, being stewards of the land. We can’t wait to see how he will continue to create positive ripples for the future, protecting life and inspiring others as he grows. The goal of our small earthy family is to live a natural, healthy, engaged life and provide inspiration and resources for others to do the same. The world is big! Let’s learn, grow and explore together!

Each item in our shop is carefully curated for the highest quality craftsmanship, form and function to mindfully connect our customers to the earth and to each other. Everything is Earth-Family Tested and Mother Nature Approved. These are the goods that we use in our own home and garden and the gear we use on the trail, made by us or other small earth-based makers we met in the field. Everything is small batch and one of a kind to keep things fresh and funky, well organized in 250 square feet of a mid-1800’s carriage house in the wilds of historic downtown Carlisle PA. Not only do we provide inspiration and resources to live a naturally connected life, a portion of all sales support humanitarian and environmental initiatives. Earth Artisan & Outfitter is not like anything you’ve ever seen before. But it’s just right. Like coming home. To Earth.

Stay up to date on what we’re up to by following us on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for sharing the journey with us!

– Jessica


About Earth Artisan & Outfitter

Started in 2013 as a dream woven from years working in the field as artists, arborists, and adventurers, Earth Artisan & Outfitter is a fun, funky, down to earth small business that has taken root in a 160 year old carriage house in the historic district of downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, nestled in to the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains and surrounded by a plethora of outdoor recreation. Earth specializes in naturally inspiring the outdoor lifestyle: mindfully connecting people to the planet through the earth and the arts. This is a one of a kind shop with a friendly environment operated by people who are knowledgeable & passionate about what they do, bringing you over 25 years of experience as artists, art educators, arborists and guides. EAO features one of a kind and small-batch earth-based and nature-inspired fine art, photography, goods & gear to inspire you to get out, adventure, explore and connect to the natural world at home, in the garden & on the trail and support life wild and free. Explore our site and blog. Then, stop by the shop for a visit and gather earth-inspired art, goods and gear to inspire your journey and bring a little bit of “out there” in. Our brick and mortar store is located in The Carriage House at 37 West Chapel Ave in the wilds of historic downtown Carlisle PA.

In order to continue to what we do in the field, staying connected to the earth, the arts and each other and to bring our customers the most up to date information and experience, current shop hours are typically Fridays and Saturdays 11-4 and other times by appointment, pending availability.

Our Adventures

We enjoy exploring the great wide yonder. Our adventures take us far and wide, across fields & forests, over mountains & deserts, beaches & rivers. Thank you for being part of our journey. Now, go take a hike.